The Washington Wizards continue to surprise as a profitable NBA betting online commodity. Hence, head coach Scott Brooks has his Wizards in the lead of the Southeast Division. Guard Bradley Beal is coming off his first All Star Game. He is reflective of the Wizards positive future and astute construction. Seems like betting value could be changing for the Cleveland Cavaliers. That is because they won and covered the four games that followed their massive roster makeover. However, their long term viability questions remain. Prior to their trades Cleveland cost gamblers a ton of money this year.
Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Date and Time: Thursday, February 22, 2018, 8 p.m. Eastern
Location: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG:
Wizards +5½ (-110) 220½ (-110)
Cavaliers -5½ (-110) 220½ (-110)
Wizards vs. Cavaliers TV Coverage: TNT
So far this season the Washington Wizards have a NBA betting online record of 33-24 straight up and 27-30 against the spread. Most impressive is that the Wizards have paid out in 17 out of 30 away games. Under the total has paid in 18 of those 30 road tilts. Furthermore, Washington has been in excellent betting form. In their last nine games the Wizards got the money seven times. Over the total has paid in four of their last five games.
Scott Brooks’ team leads the Southeast Division standings. Team captain and guard Bradley Beal triggers the offense. Beal is coming off his first All Star Game. Especially relevant is that the former Florida Gator star leads Washington with 23.6 points per game. On offense the Wizards rank 10th in the NBA. Defensively they rank 15th in the Association.
Meanwhile the Cleveland Cavaliers are 34-22 straight up and 18-37-1 against the line. At Quicken Loans Arena the Cavs have paid out in just six out of 27 games. While the spread record is terrible the recent performance is not. Since the big roster makeover Cleveland is 4-0 both straight up and vs. the line. All four of those games went over the total.
LeBron James leads the Cavs with 26.5 points and 6.9 assists per game. A finger injury to Kevin Love leaves a huge lineup void. Most noteworthy is that Love is out until late March. Offensively Cleveland ranks an impressive fifth in the NBA. Conversely the Cavs defense ranks 27th in the NBA. As a result, it has not been an asset. When Love returns he will make the Cavs a dangerous playoff team. That is not the case for now however.
Cleveland has dominated this head to head sportsbook series. In the last six meetings the Cavaliers have come away with the money five times. Over the total has hit in three out of the last four meetings between Washington and Cleveland. However, the Wizards have had their best success against the Cavs at Cleveland. Washington has come away with the cash in five out of their last seven games at Quicken Loans Arena.
Matchup to Watch
Washington has been in great form lately. They rate as the better matchup value. Beal and the offense rate as NBA betting online assets. Cleveland’s defense remains in transition. Consequently, its hardly a proven betting asset. In addition, Washington has been a solid road betting value. At Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland has gushed red ink.
Wizards vs. Cavaliers NBA games Betting Odds Picks
The recent record proves the Wizards are playing well. And they have shown reliable value. Opposite of that is Cleveland’s defense and lack of home betting value. In conclusion Washington rates the call.
NBA Betting Online Pick: Washington Wizards
NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Wizards 102, Cavs 100
Check out Bradley Beal’s All Star profile.